Must have Android apps

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Re: Must have Android apps

Postposted on Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:46 pm

Rooster wrote:I'm surprised Swype hasn't been mentioned yet. Easily my favorite app.

Swype came pre-installed on my phone and I gotta say, it's pretty awesome.

Also stuff I've discovered in the last week:

Handcent (replacement for the standard Messaging app)
Out of Milk (which it is absolutely worth paying the $5 for lifetime access to their website, so my wife and I can maintain grocery lists, for example)
Evernote (which I really liked on iOS and the Android version is just as good)
Titanium Backup (to back up apps, settings, contacts, etc.; requires root access)
Dropbox
App2SD (because I only have 1GB of storage on my phone and this can alert me when an app supports the SD card)
Barcode Scanner
edit: Oh, and Launcher Pro. I like it better than the default app because the dock can have 5 icons on my phone

And then for games:
Cut the Rope
Angry Birds
Grave Defense HD (which was the "free app of the day" earlier this week)
Bubble Blast 2
Abduction
Alchemy
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Re: Must have Android apps

Postposted on Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:03 pm

I finally cracked and bought Blast On's Player Pro last night. It's the best music player I've tried in the market and the stock Music app on my Atrix 4G is AWFUL and was some how made even worse (much worse actually) with the 2.3 update.
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Re: Must have Android apps

Postposted on Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:54 pm

Skrying wrote:I finally cracked and bought Blast On's Player Pro last night. It's the best music player I've tried in the market and the stock Music app on my Atrix 4G is AWFUL and was some how made even worse (much worse actually) with the 2.3 update.


I have PlayerPro too. Definitely my favorite of all the music apps I have tried.
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Re: Must have Android apps

Postposted on Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:37 pm

Skrying wrote:I finally cracked and bought Blast On's Player Pro last night. It's the best music player I've tried in the market and the stock Music app on my Atrix 4G is AWFUL and was some how made even worse (much worse actually) with the 2.3 update.


What is it with these HORRIBLE stock music players? On my MT4G the shuffle repeats songs a lot, it's frustratingly quiet, and god forbid I try to use Slacker. It makes the whole app freak out.

BTW, paying for Slacker is definitely worth it. You get quite a bit more search options than Pandora, and you get a pretty large variety of genre stations. The Metal channel is my favorite. It plays classic, hair, power, death, black, thrash, and of course plain old metal. :D

Oh and I just recently got Netflix working without having it rooted (my phone still isn't officially supported). Somebody made a custom app that enables streaming on just about any device. It's in a thread on xda-developers.com here.
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Re: Must have Android apps

Postposted on Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:04 pm

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Re: Must have Android apps

Postposted on Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:57 am

derFunkenstein wrote:Grave Defense HD (which was the "free app of the day" earlier this week)

So much fun! I love tower defense games, but GRave Defense HD takes it to another level of addiction!

Other apps I have on my droid, that hasn't been mentioned in this thread yet:

---apps---
Tapatalk (works with phpBB forums, maybe TR will have it enabled one day!)
Android IRC
Waze (Sometimes a little better GPS navigation over the default google maps)
QuipIM (only if your company uses the lotus sametime messaging suite)
WinAMP (still my fav mp3 player)
Grooveshark (streaming audio - like Pandora, only better)
Soundhound & Shazam (find out what music is playing)
KeePassDroid

---games---
Plants vs Zombies
Words with Friends (free only, i don't think they made one for purchase yet to get rid of the ad's)
Mahjong Nagomi (not the solitaire game, but the real deal - 4 players)
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Re: Must have Android apps

Postposted on Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:14 pm

WeatherBug

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Re: Must have Android apps

Postposted on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:28 am

This is what I have:

Speed test
Out of Milk - grocery shopping and to do list
Newegg
Kobo reader
TeamViewer - Remote Desktop stuff
RealCalc - scientific calculator plus converter to just about everything
Dolphin Browser
AutoCAD WS
Ulysse Gizmos - Used it all weekend along with Google Navigator to find my way around Montreal. Also has alot of stuff for people that like trekking and hiking.
TuneIn Radio
ColorDict - dictionary with a bunch of addons and no need to connect to any network
Barcode Scanner
Quickoffice
Yelp
RockPlayer
Skype
Magnetic Stud Finder - for hanging pictures in my house
Coffee Fix - to find starbucks

and I actually use all of them at some time during the week.
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